Gail Ford

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Price from: £200

Versatile pianist (and accompanist) playing wide & varied styles of music for corporate entertainment, private parties. Specialist areas, historical themed events (in costume) with music from the period, also accompanying silent movies. Experienced accompanist with singers & instrumentalists, from music hall to grand opera.

1 Reviews

April 9, 2018

"""If you haven't heard Gail Ford, you haven't heard music as it should be played"".
Alan Calverd, 70th birthday celebrations, Cambridge. 2013.

""Wow that was amazing!!!!! You took my breath away. Everyone said how fantastic you were and how it made the service even more special"".
Langlois Family, Wedding, January 2009

""I am ever impressed by your huge and varied repertory - and played from memory! - thanks for a delightful programme"".
Carolyn Winfield, Curator, Saffron Walden Museum, Fund Raising Event, March 2008.

""You did an amazing job and made the whole ceremony so much more memorable for everyone there. Harry and I will never forget dancing to The Muppets Theme Tune for our first dance as a married couple"".
Danielle and Harry Anderson, Wedding, Hengrave Hall, August 2017."

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FAQ
  • How long do you play for?
    Anything up to three hours - with breaks, agreed beforehand with client
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Have my own PA (amp) but not lighting
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes. Public Liability Insurance through the Musicians' Union, and if using my keyboard and not a piano or keyboard at the venue, I have up to date PAT tested equipment.
  • How much space do you require?
    Enough space for a 60 key keyboard, a piano stool or chair without arms, and some clear space between the equipment & clients, so that the instrument isn't in danger of being moved, damaged, or is too loud for clients' comfort.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Any breaks taken reflect the total playing time (if an hour or less, I don't take a break), and will be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • are requests accepted
    I will always work with the event organiser to include as much specially requested material as possible.
  • dress requirement for this event
    Professional standards in dress as well as music - for specialist events, such as performing in stately homes, I play in dress appropriate for the event/period.
  • If there's someone at the event who wants to sing/play with you, are you happy to do this?
    Yes - and they can contact me prior to the event if there's anything they want to discuss. However, any rehearsal time would be added to the fee.
  • Do you accept gigs only in or near Cambridge?
    No, I regularly play in London and throughout the UK. I'm also happy to play abroad, travel costs being added to the price of the engagement.
  • Do you have a keyboard for venues without a piano?
    Yes, I have a Korg Kross professional synthesizer/workstation, which also has harpsichord, church organ and a wide variety of symphonic sounds. Costs of porterage to & from venue required in addition to fee.
  • are requests accepted
    I will always work with the event organiser to include as much specially requested material as possible.
  • dress requirement for this event
    Professional standards in dress as well as music - for specialist events, such as performing in stately homes, I play in dress appropriate for the event/period.
  • If there's someone at the event who wants to sing/play with you, are you happy to do this?
    Yes - and they can contact me prior to the event if there's anything they want to discuss. However, any rehearsal time would be added to the fee.
  • Do you accept gigs only in or near Cambridge?
    No, I regularly play in London and throughout the UK. I'm also happy to play abroad, travel costs being added to the price of the engagement.
  • Do you have a keyboard for venues without a piano?
    Yes, I have a professional full register Korg keyboard, which also has harpsichord & church organs sounds. Costs of porterage to & from venue required in addition to fee.


Set List/Services

Classic songs and music from the 30's, 40's, lounge jazz, music theatre, light classical, pop and commercial standards - Nat King Cole to Adele.

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